Research project around social prescribing

Have you heard of art therapy?
Join our free research workshops open to all.
May 10, 11 and 12, 2022

The Centre de Creation O Vertigo – CCOV and the Cardiff Dance Festival – CDF (Wales) have initiated a collaborative research project around art therapy. The first stage of the collaboration will allow the two organizations to each invite two artists of their choice to work in the studio on the potential benefits of the body and movement as a therapeutic proposition. Joint reflection sessions via videoconference will then allow the 4 protagonists to evaluate the state of their research.

For its part, the CCOV chose Sam I Am Montolla and Sandy Silva to think about and develop research workshops on the issue of art therapy through movement and music. 

Sandy Silva

Sandy is an award-winning performer, choreographer, composer, producer, teacher,and internationally acclaimed pioneer of percussive dance. She draws from global percussive practices infusing themes with movement, vocal integration, theatre, and impeccable musicality. The result is a unique and powerful form of performance storytelling.

Sam I Am Montolla

Samantha Hinds (Sam I Am Montolla) is a certified Sound Therapist diving into Sound as a healing modality. Her venture, Sound I Am Sanctuary, is where she shares events with her community and tips for self-care.

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The workshop sessions will take place on May 10, 11 and 12, with 2 sessions per day, open to everyone 13 years old and up. The workshops do not require any specific experience or prerequisites. Everyone is welcome!

Please note that you are free to participate in as many sessions as your schedule will allow.

ADDRESS : Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal 1435, rue De Bleury, 4th floor.

  • Session 1 led in English by Sandy Silva 
    May 10, 11 and 12 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Social prescribing through Body music

Participants engage in a music and movement experience, which is expressed as a personal/communal journey shared through a common walking “pulse” incorporating rhythmic gestures, formations, and vocalizations. The workshop includes multigenerational and multicultural activities for participants of multiple skill levels, using music, dance, and vocals.The result is an embodied meditation in sound and motion.

  • Session 2 led in English by Sam I Am Montolla
    May 10, 11 and 12 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
    “Exploring the Stories We Tell”

Her choice of instruments are Voice and Drum, incorporating movement to hone in intention into our lives. In this research program with the CCOV, the aim is to combine sound and different ways of approaching movement to bring harmony and balance.

NOTE : This workshop is prohibited for people with epilepsy.

TO PARTICIPATE, please indicate your contact information and availability in the Google form.


 Photos credits : Sandy Silvia – photo : Kes Tagney / Sam I am Montolla – photo : RFM (Room Full of Mirrors)  

The CCOV would like to thank the ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie du Québec for its support through its program entitled “Projets Québec-pays de Galles 2021-2022”.